County workers have finally received their long-overdue salaries after a long financial dry spell.
The two months’ salary started reflecting in banks yesterday but the payees are not sitting pretty. They have however not been paid for the month of September.
Our desk has reliably established that Shylocks, landlords, and other debtors have emerged from the woodwork like angry termites to demand their share of the paid salaries.
“Hawa jamaa wanasumbua kweli, hawawezi hata kungoja pesa ipate joto kiasi kwa bank (These fellows are disturbing us, they are not even allowing us a day to breath), they are allover demanding to be paid” complained one employee who has borrowed from friends and Shylocks to make ends meet.
Some said they had paid debts and were left staring at empty bank accounts.
“Dawa ya deni ni kulipa, tungoje nini kama wamelipwa watulipe pia (The medicine for debts is simply to repay them, they have to pay us too)” remarked a high flying Shylock based in Mwingi town while running through a list of debtors who include 30 MCAs who took ‘soft’ loans from him. The money maker is currently placing calls to all his loanees.